16 Feb


February half-term makes for a very welcoming break to help you recover from the January blues and that back-to-school feeling. With it fast approaching, you might be thinking “what can I do to keep my family entertained?”.  Well, have no fear. Come rain or shine there is plenty of family fun to be had. Whether you want to enjoy the fresh air and go wild in the woods, or are into getting creative and discovering intriguing stories, we have put together some activities for all ages to enjoy.

There are plenty of brilliant and fun activities and events taking place across the UK that will suit any budget, it’s just the case of finding the right one for your family.


Head out to the woodlands for a morning or afternoon of wild and adventurous bushcraft. Bushcraft and survival techniques are a useful life skill to teach your children, plus the activities are fun to do! This survival skill activity covers a range of enjoyable outdoor events including building shelters, building a light controlled fire, foraging and other wilderness survival skills. Why not wrap up warm with our padded children’s waterproof jackets? Our jackets are windproof, showerproof and lightweight and are available in 4 different colours. If this takes your fancy, why not head down to Cotehele in Cornwall where a kids Bushcraft course is being run all under the guidance of Jack, a bushcraft expert from Serious Outdoor Skills?

Get Muddy With Plodge

Dig out the family’s wellington boots and enjoy that fresh countryside air this February. Get ready for welly-wanging fun, splashing around in all the muddy puddles and much more mud mania fun! Why not try out Plodge at Gibside? Go along in your waterproofs and wellies and celebrate the wonder that is mud. Make sure your kids stay warm and dry with our children’s waterproof trousers and kids wellies.

Hibernating Hedgehogs

As we know, all creatures, no matter if they are big or small, need somewhere to live, but at times they may need a helping hand trying to find their ideal home. Why not head on down to Hughenden in Buckinghamshire this half-term to help our National Trust’s wildlife rangers construct special homes for wildlife to take back to your garden? Whether it’s for a hedgehog, woodlouse, spiders or worms, you will learn everything you need to know to make them the perfect home.

All of these events and many more can be found on the National Trust website! So, why not get out there and have some fun! With so much to do and learn, what’s stopping you?